Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

The Department of Psychology at Connecticut College invites applications for a one year visiting assistant professor in Psychology to begin July 1, 2024. We seek a colleague who is an excellent teacher and is enthusiastic about working closely with students in a liberal arts context. The focus of this position is Health Psychology, with an emphasis on promoting health equity. Examples of expertise could include the social determinants of health, the impact of social, economic, and environmental factors on brain development and brain health, the psychophysiological impacts of oppression, a focus on health impacts for underserved and/or historically marginalized communities, neural mechanisms of health and well-being, and strategies for promoting health and nervous system functioning at the individual and community level. This individual will contribute to our Psychology Major and teach Health Psychology, other 200-level area courses (e.g., Research Methods, Social Psychology, Drugs and Behavior, Psychology of Gender, or other survey courses) and possibly an upper-level seminar course. A total of five courses will be offered over the academic year. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in psychology at the time of appointment.  The Department of Psychology is working to support the college’s Equity and Inclusion Action Plan in various ways, including an integration of the APA’s  Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Framework (2021) into our curriculum and departmental practices. We seek a colleague who shares this vision and who can join us in this work.

Connecticut College values the contributions visitors bring to our community and encourages their active engagement with their departments and all aspects of campus life during the course of their appointment. Visiting faculty may opt to be voting members of the faculty in their first semester, and their presence is welcome at all faculty meetings.  

Connecticut College is a private, highly selective institution with a demonstrated commitment to outstanding faculty teaching and research. We recognize that intellectual vitality and diversity are inseparable. The College seeks creative scholars excited about working in a liberal arts setting, with its strong focus on engaged teaching, participation in shared governance, and active involvement in an institution-wide advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion (AA/EOE). 

Connecticut College offers ongoing support for teaching through our Center for Teaching and Learning and for research through internal funding through sources including the Dean of the Faculty’s office, the Center for the Critical Study of Race and Ethnicity, and the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy.  For additional information on faculty resources, see Salary is competitive and the benefits package is strong (see  Currently, the College is not sponsoring visas for this position.

To apply, please submit the following materials to: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) and a teaching statement describing your teaching experience and approach, your training and experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom, and evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 4) 2 letters of recommendation.  Full consideration will be given to applications received by April 29.  Effective June 8, 2023 Connecticut College no longer mandates the COVID-19 vaccine or boosters.

The College strongly recommends that all students and employees be vaccinated and remain updated with their COVID-19 boosters.